2018 Goals

The new year snuck up on me! I’ve been busy with the holidays and getting Niko settled in, but I still took some time to sit down and think about what I want 2018 to look like. For the first time in a really long time, I want to stop and smell the roses (so to speak). I want to keep learning, keep improving my relationship with my horses, friends and family, and continue to grow my small business. But most of all, I want to enjoy those processes — and not get hung up in how MUCH I improve or how many items I cross off a list. So with that in mind, here are my 2018 goals:

Riding Goals

  • Enjoy riding Moiya, while keeping her in front of my leg more consistently
  • Spend time with Moiya, even if it’s just grooming
  • Ride outside of the ring: Short trail rides on Moiya and at least in-hand with Niko
  • Get a saddle that fits Niko
  • Improve Niko’s consistency on the flat (especially my connection through the bit)
  • Start jumping Niko (bonus points for a full course)
  • Go to two horse shows with Niko
  • Show Niko on the flat

I have a lot more riding goals this year than I have in the past, partially because my horses are in two totally different places in life so I wanted to write separate goals for both Moiya and Niko, but also because I’m taking things really, really slowly. I want to get back to the simple things in my equestrian life: I want to just spend time with my horses and enjoy them. I still have specific riding and showing goals, but at this point, I don’t really have a clear trajectory with Niko yet… and I honestly want to keep it that way. Eventually, I want to show him at 2’6″ — and I know we’ll get there — but I’m not putting any pressure on myself as to WHEN we do.

Moiyas Eye by Maddie Delgado

Credit to Maddie Delgado Photography

Personal Goals

  • Add one more gym day per week
  • Consistently attend church
  • Reach out to family and friends more regularly

I never have a ton of personal goals — change is hard¬† for me and I want to make meaningful, lifestyle changes that stick. Health, faith and family are the most important things in my life, and I need to spend more time on those things.

Business Goals

  • Reach $1,250 in revenue
  • Blog twice a week
  • Complete one freelance design project
  • Add two new products
  • Write one guest blog post

In short: keeping building my business!

Baby horse derp

Bucket List

  • Place in a hunter derby/special class
  • Go to an overnight (for me) show

No changes here, and I’ve just included it for posterity.

  • L. Williams
    Posted at 21:09h, 02 January Reply

    Good goals! 2018 will be very exciting for you and I look forward to reading along!

  • emma
    Posted at 21:17h, 02 January Reply

    sounds like a great collection of goals – very attainable and also sound very fun and rewarding! wishing you a great 2018!

  • Liz
    Posted at 16:09h, 03 January Reply

    Great list of goals. I wish you the best for 2018.

  • Bill Bidwell
    Posted at 00:11h, 04 January Reply

    All your goals are doable!

  • SprinklerBandits
    Posted at 04:49h, 04 January Reply

    Awww you and Niko are adorable.

  • Courtney Marshallick
    Posted at 13:28h, 04 January Reply

    Love it! You’re going to do great!

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